2020 Articles

Volume 2 Issue 2


Life After Attempted Death: A Case Report of Symptom Mitigation with the Use of LSD in Methamphetamine Use Disorder and Other Psychiatric Comorbidities

JP Martell, M.D.

Volume 2 Issue 2


The use of psychedelics, such as LSD, in the treatment of psychiatric conditions, remains controversial. Early LSD studies showed positive results in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, but critics point to questionable methodologies and poor data analysis as an alternative explanation for these results. As a result of the society backlash against psychedelics, LSD was included in the Convention of Psychotropic Substances of 1971 as a schedule 1 substance, further limiting its inclusions in research efforts. More recent interest in the use of psychedelics as potential treatments for psychiatric conditions including substance, mood trauma, and anxiety related disorders, will prompt researches towards exploring new, and promising avenues in neuroscience. Additional research into the therapeutic uses of LSD is necessary to determine its role in the treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders.